Observation 35220: Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale

When: 2010-04-02

Collection location: Branchville, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Heidi (mymarbles)

No specimen available

need help identifying this foliose lichen:

light greenish grey

underside of lobes black with brown edges

found on chestnut oak and assorted others on western facing slope (none on east-facing slopes, reason unknown)

KOH test-negative or too faint to tell
C (bleach) test- negative
KOH/C test- red

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:51 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Branchville, NJ, USA’ to ‘Branchville, New Jersey, USA



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color must be off
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-07-18 14:19:02 CDT (-0400)

It sure looks gray in this photo, however that would only leave Myelochroa aurulenta which is C+y KC+y around soredia (otherwise C- KC-). However, if we assume the color balance was off and that it was actually yellowish green in the field, then Flavoparmelia caperata matches perfectly. (Note that it has no pseudocyphellae, so it is definitely not Parmelia.)

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